18-year-old Rikako Ikee has launched an official website, with the site serving as a vehicle for the fly and free sprint specialist to communicate updates publicly, while also engaging with fans.
Recently, I wrote an article on the benefits of a more vertical arm recovery in butterfly, pointing to the techniques used by Rikako Ikee of Japan and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary, as elite examples. The question is should we be teaching young swimmers the high vertical arm recovery in fly to them?
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It’s good news/bad news for Caeleb Dressel: a 100 fly/50 free finals double is now averted, but he could face a 100 fly finals/50 free semis/mixed medley relay finals triple on day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics.
We now know who will be leading the Japanese line-up at this summer’s World Championships, as Daiya Seto and Yui Ohashi have been announced as respective men’s and women’s team captains.
The 2019 Japanese Swimming Championships wrapped up tonight in Tokyo, but throughout the competition Rikako Ikee’s absence was felt.
Daiya Seto continues to produce stellar results here in Tokyo, earning his 2nd World Championships bid by winning the 200m IM.
Katsuhiro Matsumoto clocked a big-time 1:45.63 to take over the top 200m free time of 2019.
Pan Pacs gold medalist Yasuhiro Koseki misses the World Championships qualifying time in the 100m breast.
In another blow to the host nation of the 2020 Olympic Games, 27-year-old Hiromasa Fujimori of Japan has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance.
Japan’s key leader Kosuke Hagino has abandoned plans to compete at his nation’s World Championships Trials meet of the Japanese Championships next month.
18-year-old Asian Games MVP Rikako Ikee continues to give us insight into her battle with leukemia while keeping a distant eye on her swimming future.
Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has posted her first social media message since beginning treatment for leukemia, a disease for which she recently revealed her diagnosis at just 18 years of age.
Al observar la mariposa de Ikee, podrá ver que tiene que tiene los brazos muy altos en el recobro a ambos lados; un brazo de recobro muy vertical comparado con la mayoría. El esfuerzo adicional de Ikee para realizar el recobro con los brazos tan altos puede ser un esfuerzo que vale la pena.
Watching Rikako swimming butterfly, you will see that she has very high recovering arms on both sides; a very vertical arm recovery compared to most. The extra effort of Rikako’s high arm recovery, for those able to do so, may be well worth the effort.
2019 KONAMI OPEN Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th International Swimming Centre, Chiba Prefecture Prelims at 9am local (7pm…